Holi Mar 27-3-2013 - When is Holi Festival in 2013?

Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated on March 27, 2013 (Wednesday)Holi is celebrated on the Purnima of Phalguna month (February - March)


A day before, on the eve of Holi, Holika dahan bonfires are lit. It is done to remember how Prahalada was saved and Holika (sister of Hrinyakashipu) was punished by Lord Vishnu

On Holi, one can see people in the streets, throwing colored powder and colored scented water at each other, using water gun called pichkaris. 

Traditional folk songs are sung by the people while throwing colours at each other. The recipes of Holi includes saankhein, gujia, papads, kanji, malpuas, mathri, puran poli, dahi badas.

Next Year Holi: In 2014, Holi is on March 17, 2014 (Monday)

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